The Downpour Podcast Episode 8

Friday, February 22nd, 2013

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While the month of January was all about news, the month of February is definitely all about games. Episode 8 of The Downpour Podcast focuses on two games near and dear to the oprainfall Staff, Fire Emblem: Awakening and Ni No Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch. For over two hours, Jonathan and company gush about the games and anime they love, occasionally going on tangents about things like The Legend of Zelda, Monolith’s “X”, the next console generation, and more!

We actually approached this podcast thinking “Oh! We’ll make this one shorter!” That didn’t happen, because…once Jonathan talks about Fire Emblem, he’s like a kid in a candy store. Charlotte, Jared and Randy all had quite a bit to say as well. And because this show is so long, it’s been broken down for your convenience.

We hope you enjoy this episode! And maybe, just maybe, next time we won’t keep you so long.



Show Notes:

00:01 – 07:00 Introductions, a pretty unforgettable January
07:00 – 16:55 Is Zelda an RPG? Hyrule Historia, Zelda in general.
16:56 – 27:04 Import Games talk: Bravely Default, Monster Hunter 3G, SaGa 3: Jikuu no Hasha – Shadow or Light, Fire Emblem 12
27:05 – 36:11 Anime Talk Part 1: “Generations” of Anime, Toonami, EVANGELION 3.0!!!!!!!!!!!, etc.
36:12 – 47:59 Fire Emblem: Awakening’s release, hype, impressions and gushing.
48:00 – 01:19:16 Trying to sell your friends on the Fire Emblem franchise.
01:19:17 – 01:35:56 Educating Jonathan on Ni No Kuni
01:35:57 – 01:52:58 Anime Talk Part 2: Shin Sekai Yori, Sword Art Online
01:52:59 – 02:10:06 A special announcement, “What’s coming soon to the site?” and Conclusion

Fire Emblem Before the West
From Diadora to Deirdre: The Quirks of Fire Emblem’s English History
An Examination of Story and Character in Tellius
REVIEW: Fire Emblem: Awakening

MOSAIC: The Time Traveler
JEFF’S MUSINGS: Rune Factory, XSEED, and Natsume’s Future
Building Character: Anju & Kafei
SCATTERED SHOWERS: Europe’s Most Delayed Games
Xenoblade Novelisation: The Battle of Sword Valley

  • smacd

    For what it’s worth, Zelda is an RPG. Anyone who thinks otherwise clearly doesn’t know what RPGs are, and are wrong and willfully deceiving themselves and others.

    • I would say its more of an action adventure game, myself. Then again, what difference does it make?

  • “FIRE EMBLEM IS MY CANDY! I CHEW IT UP THEN SPIT IT OUT!” ‘Jonathan’ (talking about himself in 3rd person) you should get that on a T-Shirt (I’d buy one) XD I also really liked the Brawl talk 🙂

    Great podcast Guys and Gal! 😀 BUY HYRULE HISTORIA!

  • FACT: Sword Art Online is more accessible than Chihayafuru. What does this prove? That accessibility does not equal quality, because Chihayafuru is leagues ahead of SAO in terms of pure quality! 😀
    Concerning RPG’s, I haven’t played Fire Emblem, but I’m really into the Disgaea franchise. Can’t wait for Disgaea D2 this fall!